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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

Italian patients celebrate the Food Allergy Awareness Week
  EFA Member Food Allergy Italia participated in the Food Allergy Awareness Week celebrated in May. Patient associations mobilise people online from the 13th to the 19th of May to show  ...

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EFA participates at the Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting 2017
EFA president Mikaela Odemyr participated in the Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting - PAAM 2017 in London last 26 - 28 October, organised by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  ...

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EFA stresses the need to reduce indoor air pollution at EUREKA conference
EFA participated on 15 September at the EUREKA Roadshow in Italy, as civil society representative. The conference, organised by European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the European Partne ...

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Chef and allergens card
Material: Chef card This chef card can help food allergy patients inform staff working in the food sector about their dietary needs. The allergic person can crop and customize the card according  ...

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Food allergy and anaphylasis action plan in case of emergency
Material: People with food allergy, especially if they are at risk of anaphylactic reaction, need to maintain a very high safety level when eating outside. A personalised food allergy and anaphylaxis  ...

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Living with food allergies
Material: A guide for school professionals on what it is like to live with food allergies and the precuations to take.  Original name: Vivere con allergia alimentare Author: Food Allergy ...

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Food allergy holidays check list
Material: Travelling with food allergies demands a well planned stay, especially if patients plan to go abroad as language barriers can be an important obstacle to be overcome. Thanks to the check lis ...

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Promemoria telefonata
Material: This fiche provides all the numbers needed in case of anaphylaxis. It also explains how to administer adrenaline and how to make the phone call effectively and quick. Original name: Promem ...

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EFA Capacity Building 2015 Follow Up Meeting in Italy
Building on the success of the 2014 meetings, and to follow-up with participants from the 2014 Capacity Building project, EFA returned to Italy on the 5th of December 2015 to meet representatives of F ...

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Presentation to the Italian Association of Allergologists
On the 22nd of October, EFA EU Senior Advisor, Roberta Savli, was invited to talk about the management of allergy and anaphylaxis in public spaces at the annual congress of the Italian Association of  ...

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Food and allergens: Our contribution to Expo Milan
Since May, Expo Milano (the Universal Exhibition celebrated in Milan, Italy), has hosted the ideas of more than 140 participating countries on one topic: how to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient  ...

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EFA Members News (February 2015)
Patient-led initiatives not only bring meaningful results for patients, but also broader support. In February, EFA Dutch Member Longfonds was awarded with a significant donation to fund their e-nose p ...

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EFA Projects update - Summer 2014
COPD Project Update EFA has included future actions for the 2013 Oxygen Harmonisation Project within its 2014 COPD Project. As a result, this project update presents developments and progress on al ...

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EFA Members' News - June 2014
Allergy awareness campaign in Copenhagen To engage public interest prior to the EAACI Congress, Astma-Allergi Danmark launched the campaign “Trapped by Allergy”, where two indivi ...

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Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe
EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The  ...

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EFA Projects Round-up (August 2013)
EFA’s survey on minimum standards for COPD care in Europe completed This year, EFA conducted a survey to evaluate the minimal standards of care for COPD patients in Europe as viewed by the pat ...

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COPD Patients' Association approves annual activities
The Italian COPD Patients' Association has recently approved its event and activity programme for 2011. One of the association's main objectives will be to have the Italian Health Ministry's "Essentia ...

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FEDERASMA Italy Announcment
Federasma is proud to announce that after many years of hard work, the Italian Ministry of Health has issued “Guidelines for Prevention of Allergy & Asthma Risk Factors in Schools”. The guidelines ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association BPCO
In order to obtain the revision of the “essential levels of care” of the Italian Ministry of Health and including COPD among the list of chronic disabling diseases, the BPCO organises join ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association, events and activities
In May, Associazione Italiana Pazienti BPCO is organising ‘Breathe Day’ - Festa del Respiro, a local initiative of their member associations in Manziana and Frascati in Rome. The objective ...

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